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Coronavirus versus poverty

CoronaVirus versus Poverty: The Reality of Most Lagosians

A short fictional story based on glimpses of the plight of the underprivileged across Lagos

May 26, 2020

After President Muhammadu Buhari announced the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to curtail the spread of  Coronavirus on the 29th of March 2020. In Lagos, we came out in our numbers filling supermarkets, markets and petroleum filling stations in an effort to get all the necessary supplies for the mandatory lockdown.  The usual traffic […]

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We are recruiting volunteers for COVID19 non-clinical response activities

March 12, 2020

EpidAlert is looking for interested persons seek to participate in non clinical activities in COVID19 outbreak response. We are specifically targeting, four major states in Nigeria – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. Fill the form below if you are interested in being a part of the response activities.

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A Risk Communication Strategy Planning Guide for the Management of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Outbreak

March 3, 2020

You are leading or have been appointed to lead on Risk Communication for your organization in response to SARS-COV-2 Coronavirus Outbreak and you need help with starting? You are in the right place. EpidAlert is a Not-for-Profit Organization that applies communication and technology for prevention, detection and response to disease outbreaks. This tool is a […]

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Global HandWashing Day, 2019; Clean Hands For All

October 16, 2019

Every October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. This year’s theme “Clean Hands for All” follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development […]

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Breaking: Ghana Reports Polio Outbreak

August 23, 2019

The Ghana Health Service reported a confirmed Poliomyelitis from National Polio Laboratory today. The case is a 2 years an 8 months old girl that presented with Acute Flaccid Paralysis at Chereponi District Hospital on 27th July 2019. In a press release signed by Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Asare, today 23rd August […]

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Tuberculosis: Cause, Symptoms, Prevention and Cure

July 15, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Despite being preventable and curable, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017. Currently, only one in three cases of TB are currently identified and properly treated in Nigeria. The more than 300,000 undiagnosed TB patients […]

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Curbing The Spread of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

July 14, 2019

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million Tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017 with Nigeria accounting for 9% of fatal cases. TB is a “vicious epidemic” […]

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Rainy Season in Nigeria: What You Should Know to Stay Safe

July 1, 2019

It has been an episode of one heavy downpour after the other in most states in Nigeria, leaving many roads with constant flooding including schools. Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Since Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources, flooding may cause contamination of water […]

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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

June 28, 2019

The world has had 40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease so far. Learning from experience is an essential part of reducing mistakes, improving public health response, and the public health system’s ability to improve, change and adapt in an organized way. This 40 Years of Ebola infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola […]

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